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Blog - History

James Hadfield, The French Revolution and the Redefinition of Insanity by Sophia Gal: Part Two

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Beyond Hadfield’s lamentation for his animal friend is the story of a man who would inadvertently transform the legal perception of insanity beyond recognition

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James Hadfield, The French Revolution and the Redefinition of Insanity by Sophia Gal: Part One

Archives, Collection, History

Beyond Hadfield’s lamentation for his animal friend is the story of a man who would inadvertently transform the legal perception of insanity beyond recognition

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Bethlem at Beckenham and the Scottish Village Asylums by Dr Gillian Allmond Part Two

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The second part in Dr Gillian Allmond's blog series looking at the ‘villa-style’ of building that inspired the construction Bethlem Hospital at Monks Orchard

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Bethlem at Beckenham and the Scottish Village Asylums by Dr Gillian Allmond: Part One

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No general hospital for the mentally ill had used this plan in England before Bethlem, but the villa system was well established in Europe already

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Black Lives and the Bethlem and Bridewell Governors

Archives, History, Learning

However there is one way that these important businessmen would have had a connection to black lives, and that is through their connections to the slave trade.

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Black Lives in Early Modern Bethlem

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So what relationship did Bethlem have with Black Londoners - was it open to them, or did it only look to exclude minority ethnic communities?

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Black Lives in Early Modern Bridewell

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A post introducing research on black lives in the Bridewell Hospital records

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Harlots: Bethlem on the TV?

Archives, History, Reviews

'Bedlam' appears in the second series of Harlots, but is this Georgian Bethlem as we know it?

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